Park Ranger Mounted Unit Volunteer, Commonwealth of Mass


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705 Hillside StreetMilton, MA 02186


Job Title: Massachusetts (DCR) Park Ranger Mounted Unit Volunteer

Work Location: Metro Boston Area

Positions Available:

  1. Equine Park Program and Event Assistant - assist the park ranger and horse at public park programs and/or park events.
  2. Equine Administrative Assistant - Assist with administrative projects (marketing, fundraising, grant writing, public programs, etc.)
  3. Grant Writer - Assist with researching applicable grants
  4. Equestrian Assistant - Assist with exercising an assigned horse. Requirement for this position: Must be 1st level dressage or better. Riding interview, in addition to oral interview.


  • Enhance college and job applications
  • Nurture a spirit of cooperation and collaboration w/in your community
  • Support environmental sustainability by enhancing and protecting wildlife habitats and natural areas in parks
  • Volunteer certificate of participation and/or completion upon assigned volunteer position

Requirements/Commitment: (All volunteer positions)

  • Equine Program/Event Assistant - Minimum 1x/month participation of park program, event and/or maintenance, which involves the mounted unit and equine community.
  • Equestrian Assistant - 1x/week, including passing training requirements.

Examples of some programs, events or maintenance projects: Maple Sugaring Event @ Blue Hills Reservation and Breakheart Reservation (March), Equestrian Training Area Spring Clean-up @ Blue Hills Reservation/Canton (April)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate to advanced horsemanship
  • No allergies to hay, shavings, horses, horse products, etc.
  • Ability to work with children, elderly, special needs and general public



  • Advertising
  • Administrative Support
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Data Entry

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1x per month (4 -8 hour shift)
  • see description

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